Science with Maddie and Greg:
Try these sites to find out all about The Vikings -
BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztyr9j6
DKfindout - https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/vikings/
School Closure Websites: -
In case of pupils needing to self-isolate in light of government advice concerning Covid-19, or in the event of forced closure, check out these resources below:
FREE online education resources
Times Tables Rockstar
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Welcome to Year 3!
The children will receive 1 or two pieces of homework each week. These will normally be a spelling practice and a math’s task. I understand that we all live busy lives and it may not be possible for the children to do both so I just ask that at least one of the tasks are done and handed in on a Friday. If the children have not completed one piece they will complete it at playtime on a Friday.
We will have a very informal spelling test on a Friday and these will be words we have been looking at in our spelling lessons.
This will be the same as in Year 2, the children are expected to read 3 times a week. This can include reads at breakfast club, homework club early bird reading (Wednesday) and at home.
I do not give the children a specific time to change their books in Year 3. It is up to them to tell me they need to change their books. They can change a book at any point, if your child is not enjoying their book they can change it before finishing. We want them to be enjoy reading. Feel free to read home books, comics, posters, annuals with them: it doesn’t always have to be their school book.
This half term we will be having PE on a Monday and Wednesday. Please be aware that this will most likely change next half term though. It's best if children have their kit in school from Monday to Friday. We sometimes have spontaneous PE sessions throughout the week.
This term the children will be learning about volcanoes in our topic lessons and they will be learning about rocks and soils in science. I will send an optional homework sheet home with activities the children may complete if they wish.
The children have come home with a tuck shop price list. If you are happy for them to have tuck shop then please send them into school with a sealed purse, wallet or holder. This helps the children to keep their money secure and not lost.
If you have any questions, feel free to come and see me or give school a ring. There is also an e-mail tab at the bottom of this page for you to get in touch.
Optional Homework Tasks
Use a thesaurus to find some super synonyms.
Research and build a model of a volcano.
Create a poster for the 4 times table.
Perform a random act of kindness and present to the class about it.
Make a fancy sandwich for someone you live with and make a recipe for it.
Write someone a letter and send it to them in the post.
Read a good book lately? Write a book review. What was it about? Did you enjoy it? Was there anything you didn’t like? Was it funny? What age would you recommend this book for?
Go on a rock hunt and then sort them into different categories. Colour, size, texture etc…
Using any materials of your choice, create a 3D model of an animal of your choice.
Learn a poem off by heart and perform it to the class.
Draw your bedroom in lots of detail.
Interview a grown-up in your family – present what you’ve found out to the class.
Write out all your doubles to 10 and then test yourself. Explain to a friend what strategies you used to remember them.
Design a new pair of shoes for Miss Nicholson.
Create a diagram and description of your very own superhero.
Do the washing up after tea without being asked – get a parent or carer to write me a letter as proof!
Watch a family movie – write down the whole story in less than 50 words.
Visit a museum and write about what you found most interesting.
Create a fact-file of a celebrity that you admire.
Grow something at home and bring it in to show everyone.
Write your own book.